Home Inspections

Pre-Purchase

This is the most common type of inspection I perform and probably the one you are most familiar with.  After "signing the contract", the buyer has 10 (business) days to request that a Licensed Home Inspector look at the property and provide a report of their findings.   


This is a thorough and unbiased inspection of the property (and its components) and is done on behalf of, and paid for, by the buyer.
 

The inspection is subject to limitations as outlined in the "Standards  of Practice" required by the State of Arkansas.  While this type of inspection is very detailed, the purpose of this inspection is not to point out cosmetic issues, but to look for items that may be a concern to the buyer.  To this end, it is not all inclusive, but does point out issues that can be visually observed and point out issues that may need further evaluation by a professional. 

Seller's Disclosure

This type of inspection gives you, the seller, the opportunity to discover and fix items before they are discovered by the buyer in their pre-purchase inspection.
 

In a buyer's market, this type of inspection can give you the edge in getting your home sold. It alerts you to unknown conditions and give you the opportunity to fix those issues that may otherwise "kill the deal"

New Home Warranty/Anniversary Warranty

Most new homes come with a 1 year "Builder's Warranty".  Within the first year, it is the Contractor's responsibility to fix any issues that may arise due to defect or poor workmanship.  This type of inspection provides a check-up of all the building components and any deficiencies noted can be brought to the attention of the Contractor prior to the warranty expiration. 


A warranty inspection now, can save you thousands in repairs later on.  

New Construction Progress/ Draw

Most clients who have hired a Contractor to build a home for them generally don't have the time or knowledge to ensure that shortcuts aren't being taken by the Builder's subcontractors.  Also, the lending company requires that a "progress" report be completed, prior to releasing additional funds for building.  This type of inspection gives the client, and the lender, piece of mind that their home is being build right and on time. 

Multi-unit/ Investment Property

When you purchase property for investment purposes, not only is the condition of the property important, but also the potential of liability.  In addition to all of the items that are covered during a "normal home inspection", I also inspect the property for potential liability concerns.  

Pre-Lease

If you are looking to rent or lease a property, the last thing that you want to do when you leave is to pay for damage that you did not cause.  This type of inspection provides you, the leasee, the peace of mind that you will not be accused of damage that you did not cause. 

Commercial

Commercial real estate inspections, while similar to residential, are generally larger in scope.  An Inspector's firm understanding of how the large mechanical systems operate and the function of the parts associated with them is paramount to you receiving a comprehensive report.  Don't be fooled, not all Home Inspectors can do these types of inspections, but Detect-It Real Estate Inspections CAN!

Mold Assessment & Testing

Unwanted or unknown water intrusion can destroy your property.  It is by far the largest payout of claims in the Insurance Industry and if left unmitigated can lead to microbial growth.